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i have a 30 30 12 inch super contender barrel i plan to shoot hogdgons powder with 125 ballistic tip, i was thinkin 322 cause i have lot of it and it burns faster than varget and the barrel is only twelve inches, any thoughts are welcolme
 

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dholepuncher, My 30-30 barrel w/ 125BT loves Rel7 but 322 should do well. I used to try to out-guess my barrel...shorter barrel...faster powder...etc, and sometimes it worked. However, over the years I've found that for bottle neck cartridges, the same powder thats best in rifle barrels is often still the best one in pistol barrels ( 14-16" )...10"...maybe not...12"...I don't know. But then not knowing means more reason to shoot MORE....YES.
By the way, you sent me a PM a week or so back and I tried to get back to you but I think I blew it. Sorry, If you remember hollar back and I'll try to do better. GOOD SHOOTIN', Walt :D :D :D
 

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dholepuncher,
Hopalong is correct in that the same powders that give the highest velocities in long barrels will give the highest velocity in short barrels. The reason for this is that the bullet weight and capacity of the cartridge determine the powder that will give the highest velocity from what ever barrel length you have.

PaulS
 
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